The Aspen Institute Kyiv presents a collection of texts by leading Ukrainian intellectuals on the social contract
Aspen Institute Kyiv has been working on a project dedicated to the social contract for Ukraine since 2022. As part of this project, the Institute holds a series of dialogues in various formats to discuss different aspects of the social contract. The Institute invites leaders from multiple fields, including government, business, law, politics, science and media to participate in the dialogue.
As part of the project, the Aspen Institute Kyiv has compiled a collection of essays on the social contract and its various aspects, titled “(Re)thinking the Social Contract for Ukraine” by leading Ukrainian thinkers. Individuals such as Serhiy Proleev, Olesia Ostrovska-Liuta, Oleh Khoma, Volodymyr Yermolenko, Vakhtang Kebuladze, Yaroslav Hrytsak, Pavlo Sheremeta, Serhiy Korsunskyy and Vsevolod Rechytskyy shared their reflections on the future of our society, common principles and values as the basis for national renewal, contradictions, and opportunities that require the constant attention of leaders and all citizens.
The Institute encourages reflection on the future of our country and the social contract based on the collection.
This collection supports the discussion of ideas related to the concept of a social contract and its general and specific features, which are essential both for individuals and society. Each essay attempts to outline the main principles that will form the basis of the social contract for Ukraine and a comprehensive understanding of its provisions for the development of Ukraine’s future.
“We believe that the broader and more open involvement in such a dialogue is useful for understanding the vectors of future development. Our ability to reach agreements and act together determines the fate of victory, the fate of the whole country, and even the fate of the world order of the nearest decade,” says Yulia Tychkivska, Executive Director of the Aspen Institute Kyiv.
Collection Editor: Oleh Khoma, Professor, Head of the Department of Philosophy and Humanities at Vinnytsia National Technical University, and Professor of the Department of the History of Philosophy at the Philosophical Faculty of Taras Shevchenko the National University of Kyiv.
Editorial Board: Andriy Kulakov, Program Coordinator of Aspen Institute Kyiv Community Program; Volodymyr Fadіeіev, Head of the Department of the H.S. Skovoroda Institute of Philosophy of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine; Oleh Khoma, Professor, Head of the Department of Philosophy and Humanities at Vinnytsia National Technical University, and Professor of the Department of the History of Philosophy at the Philosophical Faculty of Taras Shevchenko the National University of Kyiv.
The responsible team on behalf of the Aspen Institute Kyiv: Yuliya Tychkivska, Executive Director, Denis Poltavets, Program Development Director, and Olena Fomina, Project Manager for “The Social Contract for Ukraine.”
The “Social Contract for Ukraine” project is implemented with the support of NED (National Endowment for Democracy).